25 Days of Christmas 2018 – Day Seventeen

I’m so happy to bring you another of my friends today. I’ve got the fantastic AJ Llewellyn for you!

Uhane Hunter: Danny Morales, Hawaiian Eye

Amazon Purchase Link: https://tinyurl.com/y8rkvogt

The Hawaiian word for ghost is Uhane. In this collection of short stories described as Harry Bosch meets Mary Poppins by one reviewer, there are tons of them. It’s hard to tell sometimes who’s living, and who’s dead, even for Danny. He’s a magnet for everything weird. His twisty cases confound the police, but not him. He’s the one who puts out fires. Unsolved murder is a fire that can never be extinguished, and Danny is determined to put out every single one.

In these four stories, the lines between life and death and everything in between are blurred.

The dead love to talk to Danny Morales. A retired Kaua’i cold case detective, he’s working out of an office that’s a former time share sales kiosk on Waikīkī Beach.

In Ke ‘Ahi Pio’ole: The Fire That Never Burns Out, Danny tackles his first case. It looks like a typical problem of a cheating spouse, but things are about to get crazy.

In Wait for Me, the fearless Honolulu PI gets unexpected advice when he helps in a grisly murder investigation—from another killer.

Hard Sun, set on the remote island of Molokai features an unusual problem. A black suitcase filled with a priest’s complete gear for giving the last rites to a dying person, keeps showing up in surprising places. It’s freaking everyone out, including the police.

This story introduces Danny’s lost love, Mando. Can they have a second chance, or will the mysterious suitcase just add to their mutual er, baggage?

In Breakfast Point, Danny travels to Sydney, Australia and uncovers an old crime lurking below the surface. He soon learns that dead critters, just like men, do tell tales.

A.J. Llewellyn is the author of over 250 M/M romance novels. She was born in Australia, and lives in Los Angeles. An early obsession with Robinson Crusoe led to a lifelong love affair with islands, particularly Hawaii and Easter Island.

Being marooned once on Wedding Cake Island in Australia cured her of a passion for fishing, but led to a plotline for a novel. A.J.’s friends live in fear because even the smallest details of their lives usually wind up in her stories. A.J. has a desire to paint, draw, juggle, work for the FBI, walk a tightrope with an elephant, be a chess champion, a steeplejack, master chef, and a world-class surfer. She can’t do any of these things so she writes about them instead.

A.J. I started life as a journalist and boxing columnist, and still enjoys interrogating, er, interviewing people to find out what makes them tick.

She is a member of Sisters in Crime (including Los Angeles and Hawaii chapters), East/West Writers, and Romance Writers of America.

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email: ajllewellyn@gmail.com

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I love AJ. Anything she writes is a worthy read! For a chance to win this book, leave a comment on this post by Christmas. And keep coming back because I’ve got more amazing MM authors for you as Christmas draws near.

Happy Holidays!

 

25 Days of Christmas 2018 – Day Fourteen

Here it is, already the 14th. How time is flying this month! We’re already halfway through the giveaway and Christmas is drawing near! Today, I have two more authors and two more books for you to check out!

Reinventing Us

Alex-Zander Metcalf knew his life would always be filled with twists and turns, especially living in the public eye while playing the role of front man for his band Ivory Tower. That’s what made life interesting and he loved every aspect about his job in the music world.

Living in a long-term polyamorous relationship with a husband and a wife also created a fair amount of ups and downs. Add two rambunctious daughters to the house and you had a sweet cocktail of chaos and pure joy and the unexpected awaiting him every day. His life was overflowing, but he wouldn’t have changed a thing, because it was damn near perfect.

He knew nothing in life was guaranteed and never to take things for granted, but that didn’t have him anymore prepared for what he was facing now. With his life completely upside down, Alex wasn’t sure how he’d ever be able to move forward. But life as he knew it was gone, and it was up to him to dig deep and find a way through the fog with the only remaining “constant” in his life: Chase.

How do you find a new path when you feel so lost you can’t see the road ahead of you through the unrelenting darkness? Where do you even begin such a journey, when the landscape is so vastly different from what was once familiar, and the resentment you have for needing to start over tastes like acrid bitterness on your tongue?

Alex must find the strength to push on and find a way to reinvent himself and all the relationships in his life, but creating this new version of himself won’t come easy.

Buy Link: smarturl.it/ReinventingUs

Ann Lister is a native New Englander currently living in Florida with her husband. She has pulled details from her years living in the New England area and uses many local settings and landmarks in her novels.

After graduating art school, marrying, and raising two daughters, she established her own video production company. Her nearly two decades working in video production included work within the music industry and won her a coveted Telly Award. Her ‘behind-the-scenes’ exposure to the music world and her love of rock music is the inspiration for her erotic rock star romances.

Her rock star romance, “Fall For Me”, Book One in The Rock Gods series, was a Finalist in the 2013 Rainbow Award and Book Three, Make You Mine, established her as an Amazon #1 Bestselling Author. Her stories focus on what it truly means to love; love unconditionally, love without restrictions or labels, love without fear or judgment – to just simply love.

Pinkerton Man Series

BOOK ONE:
THE PINKERTON MAN
Stiles Langberry leaves England under the dark cloud of blackmail. He resettles in America with a new name, becoming a Pinkerton Agent.

His new employer sends him undercover to a brothel that serves homosexual men, where prostitutes are being murdered. In the course of his investigation, he becomes involved with Paul, one of the prostitutes. Complicating matters, one of the suspects draws Stiles like no man before him. Stiles knows he must stop the killer before he strikes again.

BOOK TWO:
HOME ON THE RANGE
Pinkerton Agent Stiles Long is sent to the Circle W Ranch to uncover who is killing the ranch’s cattle. In order to discover the truth about the goings on at the ranch, Stiles has to prove to the ranchers he’s more than a good-looking city slicker.

Savage Beare, the head ranch foreman, is far from happy that Stiles is there to check things out. He has secrets of his own. Stiles finds Savage incredibly good-looking, but cold and aloof. He’s also a suspect. One of many.

When Stiles’ best friend and partner, Lizzie Ferguson, is kidnapped things begin to shake apart. Stiles doesn’t trust anyone and he needs to find Lizzie before time runs out.

Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/Pinkerton-Man-Bk-1-ebook/dp/B071PCT738

C. J. Baty lives in southwest Ohio. Her heart however, lives in the mountains of Tennessee where she hopes to retire some day. The mountains have always provided her with inspiration and a soothing balm to the stresses of everyday life.

The dream of writing her own stories started in high school but was left on the back burner of life until her son introduced her to fan fiction and encouraged her to give it a try. She found that her passion for telling a story was still there and writing them down to share with others was much more thrilling than she had ever expected.

She has a loving and supportive family who doesn’t mind fixing their own meals when she is in the middle of a story. And a network of friends, who have encouraged and cheered her on in her quest of being an author.

One thing she has learned from life and she is often heard to say is: “You are never too old to follow your dream!”

From rock stars to the old west! That’s what’s up for grabs and you could be the winner! Just leave a comment on this post. Keep coming back because it’s just going to get hotter and hotter here at Sunlight Sucks every day through Christmas!

Happy Holidays!

25 Days of Christmas 2018 – Day Eleven

Today in the 25 Days of Christmas giveaway I’ve got two more authors, two more MM books to give away! Hold onto your seats! It’s gonna be a HOT ride with Roberta Blablanski and Dakota Storm!

Return to Sender

Buy link: https://www.jms-books.com/romance-c-29_105/return-to-sender-p-2564.html

College professor and website designer Drew Hampton has had only one great love in his life. A loner as a teen, he found solace in art, his self-styled mullet, and the television show ALF. Then a new boy moved in next door, and he discovered love.

Mechanic Wes Harrison was thrown into adult responsibility at a young age. He’s managed to build a good life through hard work and determination; however, he hasn’t been in a relationship since high school.

Drew and Wes were deeply in love thirty years ago, but then they were torn apart. Unlucky at relationships after their separation, both men treasured memories of their one true love.

Fate intervenes and gives them a second chance. Will they rekindle their once great love and find happiness, or has too much time gone by?

Roberta Blablanski hails from The Big Easy: New Orleans, Louisiana. She draws inspiration from her colorful hometown and her former life as a college radio DJ. When she isn’t writing, she spends her days searching for the world’s best Bloody Mary and avoiding people she went to high school with. Her normal habitat is curled up in bed with a good book and a cup of coffee.

Roberta developed a love of books at an early age, spending her summers at the library. Years later, after watching the American version of the television show Queer as Folk, she began searching for books featuring queer characters finding love. Most recently, she began writing queer love stories of her own, drawing from her own personal experiences and creating characters and story lines as vibrant as her ever-changing hair color.

Website: http://www.robertasramblings.com

Trevor

Trevor loves his life. He has a great family, amazing friends, his art, and the warm and inviting café where his creativity can come to life. His hard work has paid off, but something is missing. Despite his success, he feels tired and lonely.

Then a sexy stranger walks into the café, and into Trevor’s life.

Jordan’s dream has always been to be a songwriter and singer. Disillusioned, he walks away from his band to pursue his dream on his own. In Trevor, Jordan finds everything he ever wanted in a friend and partner.

Then Jordan is offered the deal of a lifetime. Will he choose love or success? Or can he find a way to pursue his dream without losing Trevor?

Dakota Storm was born and bred in rural southwest Massachusetts. Her love of writing romance brings many stories to life in her head; all culminating in a happily ever after. Even though she lives up North she hates the winters but loves cuddling up with her husband by a toasty fire. She harnesses her other creativity through photography, in which she loves to hike and capture animals in the wild. She loves to blog and read all genres but her favorite is m/m romance with a happily ever after. You can follow her on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDakotaStorm/

And there you have it! Two books, one giveaway! For a chance to win both books, leave a comment on this post. Don’t forget that you still have time to enter the previous few days’ giveaways too by leaving a comment on those posts. And just keep checking back every day through Christmas as I’ve got authors Amber Kell, Kris Jacen, Stephani Hecht, Lynn Michaels, Annabella Stone, Aimee Nicole Walker, Tara Lain and Z.A. Maxfield to come!

Happy Holidays!

25 Days of Christmas 2018 – Day Seven

Woo hoo! Today, I’m posting the first batch of winners from our first week of the giveaway!

Winners:

Day One: Virginia Lee, Book – Broken Bonds by Lex Valentine

Day Two: Gabrielle, Book- Adrian by Meyari McFarland

Day Three: Pam Winford, Book – Set Ablaze by KC Burn

Day Four:  Tammy Johnson, Books – Jewel Cave by Elizabeth Noble and The Elves of Christmas by Wendy Rathbone

Day Five:  Cinders, Books – A Bulletproof Christmas by Jenna Galicki and All Hearts on Deck by Gianni Holmes

Day Six: Jennifer Shannon, Books – Deja Vu and the Vows box set by Addison Albright

Let’s hear it for our first batch of winners! And now, today’s giveaway features S.L. Danielson!

This Time Around

Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0052MT7TQ

Can two lonely souls finally get a second chance on getting it right?

Robert can’t believe this has happened again. His heart is in tatters, all because of his once-again ex. Out of pure frustration, he takes matters into his own hands and gives boxing a try. All he gains is an injured hand, which needs the attention of a physical therapist.

David is overwhelmed and his heart is in denial over the sudden departure of the man he was in love with. As he tries to piece his life back together, a patient needing therapy walks into his clinic and the attraction is immediate; but the desire is not.

Can these two finally find a good relationship that will last and work this time around?

Stephanie Danielson: Who am I and why do I write this?
Well, I’m a straight (cis) female born and raised in the midwest…not the most exciting spots to live, but we did well. I’m a happily married woman and ‘mother’ to a very precious cat. Most of my life has revolved around reading, writing, and avoiding ‘rithmetic. ha ha. Actually, business math appealed to me, hence a BS and Masters degree to my credit.
Why do I write this? When I was 12 I wanted to explore writing a central character and build the town around them. Not much changed until I was 16 and met my first gay boy. I had a huge crush on him, which he knew, but didn’t crush me at all. He was sweet and kind and I knew then I wanted to always write gay guys in the most positive sense I could.

Doesn’t that sound great? I know I’m ready to read it! For a chance to win Stephanie’s book, leave a comment on this post. And don’t forget to come back every day in December through Christmas for a chance to win more MM books from some of the best authors in the genre!

Happy Holidays!

25 Days of Christmas 2018 – Day Six

I have such a special treat for you today! I’ve got Addison Albright who is giving away… well, see for yourself! I’m just wriggling in my seat with excitement!

Vows Box Set

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Join Henry and Sam and an appealing supporting cast as they ride a rollercoaster of emotions when their lives are derailed before coming back on track, leaving Nash as collateral damage in the novel ’Til Death Do Us Part, novelette From This Day Forward, and short story Okay, Then. Nash takes an unusual path to his own HEA in To Love and To Cherish.

’Til Death Do Us Part was a runner up in the 2016 Rainbow Awards, and To Love and To Cherish received two honorable mentions in the 2017 Rainbow Awards!

Deja Vu

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Not your typical holiday story!

Gavin and Matthew just want to get home to enjoy Christmas Eve in their safe, warm apartment. Should they walk or take a cab? But will either option do the trick when Victor, suffering from his holiday blahs, is determined to undermine this happy twosome at every turn?

Years ago, Victor made the unfortunate mistake of coming out to his family on Christmas. Why couldn’t he have picked a random summer day? Can Victor’s husband Bryan pull him out of his gloomy mood in order to give the popular Gavin and Matthew the merry Christmas they deserve?

Addison Albright is a writer living in the middle of the USA. Her stories are gay romance in contemporary, fantasy, and paranormal genres. She generally adds a subtle touch of humor, a smidgen of drama/angst, and a healthy dose of slice-of-life to her stories. Her education includes a BS in Education with a major in mathematics and a minor in chemistry. Addison loves spending time with her family, reading, popcorn, boating, french fries, “open window weather,” cats, math, and anything chocolate. She loves to read pretty much anything and everything, anytime and anywhere.

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Isn’t that amazing? Such a great set of MM books for whoever wins today’s offering from Addison! For a chance to win this bounty, leave a comment on this post! And keep coming back every day through Christmas for more chances to win MM books from a plethora of the best authors in the genre!

Happy Holidays!